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Happy Halloween!

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Tutus in Texas baby shower 

We needed to celebrate my dear Ashley’s baby girl while she was in town, so we had a very impromptu baby shower. It turned out great! Since Ashley is now a Texas resident, we thought baby girl should have a … Continue reading

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Just s happy Saturday morning

 We went to the grocery store early…                    Then returned home to Christmas music, hot cocoa, and cookie baking!           

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Christmas Cookies

Jacob has been begging to make “gingerbreads” and so we did! With faces, of course. And also some pretty sugar cookies which Jacob beautifully sprinkled. 🙂

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The sourdough starter story

I’ve always wanted to make sourdough bread. It has only three ingredients: flour, salt, and water. Oh, and sourdough starter. Which is flour and water…and yeast. The invisible ingredient you can get from the sky. My friend and neighbor Breanne … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Dinner

Began with an appetizer of chocolate dipped strawberries. While I worked on dessert… And seasoned the ribeyes… The finished plate with steamed veggies and baguette, along with smoked Mac and cheese: And of course a glass of wine: And for … Continue reading

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Josh turns 30 with some help…

My wonderful husband turned 30 today. We celebrated joyfully…Saturday we had a family dinner with both sets of parents and siblings…EXCEPT Josh’s sister Laci and her husband were missing because they were in the hospital being induced! (I’ll get to … Continue reading

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Gingerbread cookies for Santa

The secret to perfect gingerbread that is not too mushy or too crunchy? Start with a good recipe (I used the one from Real Simple’s website). Turn your oven down a bit from what it calls for (since mine is … Continue reading

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Chocolate creme brûlée

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Cupcakes

I know I’m a bit late on this, but I wanted to share my cupcakes from Easter. They turned out pretty well. Thanks to Linda for the sprinkles and cupcake papers!

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